What I learned at 7v7 (Thursday)

Matt DeBary gives the inside scoop on Georgia's top targets at 7-on-7 camp

Thursday’s 7-on-7 tournament in Athens featured tons of talent, as well as some of the best players in the country. Lanier five-star defensive lineman Derrick Brown was in town and even tried playing some tight end for the Longhorns. Other top prospects in Athens include the Archer trio of Kyle Davis, Isaiah Pryor and Jamyest Williams, as well as Stephenson defensive back Carlito Gonzalez, Aquinas athlete Justin Gibbs and Georgia commit Tyler Clark, although he did not participate.

The first guy who stood out to me was Aquinas athlete and 2017 prospect Justin Gibbs, who was unstoppable against Pope, catching five straight passes at one point, as well as a touchdown and the extra point. He played conservative early on, but once things got a little heated between the teams, Gibbs really stepped his game up. He plays with a ton of fire and emotion and does a good job of getting open. He showed strong hands and caught the game winning touchdown against Tucker with a guy all over his back. One coach told me that if Georgia offers, they will be tough to beat. He can play defensive back, but wide receiver will be his position in college. Gibbs is a good looking prospect for the 2017 class.

JaQua Daniels is a big running back from Clarke Central who had an impressive day today. Of course he wasn’t able to run the ball, but he showed good hands and athleticism catching the ball. He looks good physically and used his size to advantage. He had two impressive touchdown catches early in the day with defenders all over him and had another big game against Archer towards the end of the day. His hands were much better than I originally thought.

Carlito Gonzalez was a guy I didn’t know much about before today. Chad Simmons asked me to keep an eye on him, and I came away impressed. He looks the part of an SEC defender and played like it as well. I watched him a good bit, and I didn’t see him get beat all day. He closes well on the underneath throws and broke up multiple passes that were thrown his way. The Stephenson defense looked very impressive, and Gonzalez was a big reason why. He made big plays all over the field today. Good quickness, ball skills, and toughness for the 2017 playmaker.

Archer’s Kyle Davis is a complete freak. Although he didn’t get many passes thrown his way, he made some tough catches look very easy. He’s got the size coaches look for in a big time wide receiver. He could easily grow into a tight end in a couple years, but he looked very comfortable playing receiver. I noticed him talking to multiple UGA coaches throughout the day, and you can tell that he is a major target in this 2016 class. I wasn’t able to watch Davis and Archer much today, but from what I saw, Davis made two of the best catches that I saw all day.

Another guy who impressed today was Tucker linebacker Tabarius Peterson. The 2016 prospect played defensive end last year but played linebacker today. One coach told me he will play outside linebacker this fall. Tabarius is a thick guy with good upper body strength. He seems like more of a downhill linebacker but did a good job of covering guys in space. He plays with a bunch of toughness and stood out more than the other Tucker defenders. Good strong player who should have a big 2015 season for the Tigers.

Other notes:

2017 Archer defensive back Isaiah Pryor had a good day and spent a bunch of time with the coaches. Looks like an SEC player already.

2016 five-star Derrick Brown had a great time hanging out with the coaches today. Sporting UGA gloves, Brown seemed very comfortable in Athens and spent some time with UGA commit Tyler Clark.

2016 linebacker Jaleel Laguins was also in town. He is another big UGA target and spent a good amount of time with coaches. He is another prospect who feels very comfortable in Athens.

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